Want to find somewhere new to eat in London in 2014? Finding the right restaurant for a date can be tricky, so let us make it a little easier for you by suggesting these interesting and stylish restaurants you can check out.
Grain Store – ££
Granary Square N1C 4AB Closest Stations: Kings Cross Station/St Pancras Station
Situated in the corner of the regenerated Granary Square, Grain Store – with its open kitchen and spacious décor – offers you and your date the chance to try some of Bruno Loubet’s varied menu in an interesting and fresh setting; perfect for a brunch or dinner date.
The food at Grain Store centres around fresh vegetables, with an ensemble of pretty colours and considered preparation, creating beautiful dishes full of flavour and balance. Whilst the focus is on vegetables, there are a range of meats for you to enjoy including confit pork belly or cranberry braised beef, completing a well-rounded menu that is sure to impress.
A broad range of drinks are available at Grain Store with a selection of wines, cocktails and digestifs. All in all a fantastic restaurant for you and your date to try in 2014.
Wahaca – £
Convent Garden WC2N 4HG Closest Stations: Covent Garden/Leicester Square Underground
Finding homes at various locations across London, Wahaca offers a big taste of Mexico in a trendy lively atmosphere.
The food on offer is flavourful and adventurous, served in a variety of different ways for you to enjoy. We recommend the Street Food menu which includes tacos, taquitos and quesadillas – perfect to share with your date. These are all available with a variety of fillings, from pork to sweet potato.
If you fancy a larger dish, Wahaca offers a great selection of large plates including grilled fish and steaks, with colourful accompaniments like green rice and special house salsas.
Keeping with the Mexican spirit, there’s a huge variety of tequila available, along with a great choice of cocktails, wines and beers. So if you’re looking to go on a date with a little bit of spice, Wahaca is definitely worth checking out.
Lima – £££
31 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JH Closest Stations: Tottenham Court Road/Oxford Circus Underground
It’s always a treat when you and your date can explore a culture together and Lima offers such an opportunity.
Situated in the centre of London just off Oxford Street, this Peruvian Gastro-restaurant has only been open 14 months, but has already established itself for its diverse range of dishes and fantastic service, being awarded a Michelin Star in the process.
The menu consists of authentic Peruvian dishes, with both locally sourced and little-known ingredients directly from the Andes and Amazon, creating dishes packed full of colour and flavour. The waiting staff are friendly and informative so don’t be afraid to ask if you’re unsure on a particular dish or ingredient, but expect to try new and wonderful flavours with all the dishes.
The drinks menu is equally diverse with a selection of exciting and unusual cocktails on offer – a good chance for you and your date to have some fun trying them out.
For something special and a little bit unusual, a date at Lima should definitely be on your radar.
For more date ideas, head back to our London dating page.